Cultural heterogeneity, far from being an impediment to corporate success, constitutes a source of global value creation. This was the result of the two-day congress, „Transcultural Leadership Summit“, held on the campus of Zeppelin University (ZU) in Friedrichshafen. More than 190 participants – among them corporate leaders, experts from academia and business, and students – convened to share their ideas on leadership in globally operating enterprises. This year’s country of focus was China.
In studies on the welfare state and in the field of social policy, approaches to empowerment and capability are fiercely debated. In Attachment Theory, John Bowlby and Amartya Sen, suggest the Capability Approach which argues that an individual with increased resilience during childhood – supported by a strong attachment to the mother – develops a stronger personality. Also, Bowlby and Sen emphasize that empowered individuals, with increased capability, have more opportunities to succeed in life. In the following post, the Attachment Theory and the Capability Approach are outlined as the theoretical basis for a new perspective on leadership. Subsequently, this article examines why and how motherly love helps to build sustainable, ethical Transcultural Leaders. A blogpost by Florine Weiß.